Ulcerative Colitis

Description: 

Ulcerative Colitis is a disease of the large intestine and/or the colon. It can cause inflammation and ulcers within these areas which can be painful. The ulcers may form on the weakened (due to inflammation) lining of the intestine or colon, then bleed, and produce pus. As the disease progresses the intestine looses its protectve coating as less mucous is produced leading to intestinal permeability (see leaky gut syndrome).

Other Common Names: 

IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Symptoms: 

Diarrhoea, blood and mucous in the stool. Lower abdominal cramp with stool.

Additional Symptoms: 

Weight Loss, anaemia, fatigue. Incontinence due to urgency.

Possible Causes: 

The full cause is not always known Ulcerative Colitis can occur as a result of an autoimmune disorder, also stress, poor diet, food allergies and intolerances can all play their part.

Associated Diagnostics: 

Health conditions such as ulcerative colitis are complex and have many contributing factors, some conditions may be managed through diet and nutrition, whilst others may require one or more tests.

If your symptoms indicate the need for testing we will select the correct diagnostic protocols for your condition.

Comprehensive Parasitology, Secretory Immunoglobulin A (sIgA), Intestinal Permeability Assessment, Food Sensitivity Screen.